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Brief Crossing (2001)
"Brève traversée" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  29 April 2002 (USA)
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Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or ... See full summary »

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Sarah Pratt ...
Alice
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Thomas
Marc Filipi ...
Magicien
Laëtitia Lopez ...
Assistante magicien
Marc Jablonski ...
Cuisinier du self
Christelle Dacosta ...
Douanier Français
Nicholas Hawtrey ...
Vieil anglais
Franck Lemaitre ...
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Philippe Quaisse ...
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Jean-Claude Cavelier ...
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Alexandre Le Balidec ...
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Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip. Filming a guy's "first time", filming him like a girl. Gut level skin deep... Nostalgia for vast ocean liners, for places "beyond the law" where you can venture outside of life, safe within an interlude. Describing a passion while respecting classical tragedy's unity of time and place, setting the stage for the eternal play of Masculine/Feminine. A hot-blooded Latin temperatment versus an apparently cool English one. A ship - one night - Sudden intimacy between an Englishwoman whose complexion is frosted by bitterness and a teenager whose gaze glows like ardent coals. Written by Catherine Breillat

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Alice: With you lot, it's all or nothing. You either wake up triumphantly, or you go back to sleep instantly. It's bestial.
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One word Masterpiece
3 November 2011 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Why is it in the twilight of cinema only the French can produce masterpieces? This is the first Catherine Breillat movie that I've seen. I'll be on the lookout for them from now on. This ranks with the masterpieces of the French cinema. It is Truffaut (youthful innocence), Godard(ballet of camera movement with independent activities in foreground and background and Blier (absurdity, realism and sex) all rolled together. This is the human spirit revealed. It is erotic, at least it is a study in erotic passion, but it is as far from pornography as film gets. Sarah Pratt's acting is superb. I hope she won a caesar for this.


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